US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles
Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe.
Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags
Involves 2001 to 2016 model years that were not included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags.
Malaysia to penalize owners who don’t replace Takata airbags
Japanese air bag maker’s defective products linked to 23 fatalities worldwide.
Nissan to pay $97.7M in proposed Takata settlement
Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.
Most automakers slow to fix dangerous Takata air bag inflators
Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.
Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags
Close to 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of the end of March, analysis finds.
Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall
Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.
Toyota, 3 other automakers settle Takata air bags suit
Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.
Takata to pay $1B penalty after pleading guilty in air bag scandal
The manufacturer’s air bag inflators are blamed for 11 deaths in the US alone, and more than 180 injuries worldwide.
BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem
Inflator can separate from a plate, shooting out metal and other debris.
Four automakers selling new cars with Takata inflators
Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
Ford recalling 1.9 million vehicles to replace air bags
Part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata air bag recall.
GM says it will phase out cars without air bags
Follows assessment of its Chinese-made Sail which earned zero stars in latest tests.
Scientists find cause of Takata air bag explosions
Inflator assembly doesn’t adequately prevent moisture from intruding in very humid conditions.
VW, Audi recall 850K vehicles to fix Takata air bag inflators
Covers vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014.
Takata panel finds problems with quality processes
Group also faults the company for letting products move through the design process with unresolved problems.
Ford stops using Takata air bag inflators in future vehicles
Automaker joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan in deciding against putting the troubled inflators in their cars.
Honda profit higher, despite air bag woes
Stops using all Takata inflators in future models.
New Honda CRVs recalled over Takata air bags
Honda says the defect in some 2016 small SUVs appears to be different from previous defects.
NHTSA to hold Takata air bag hearing
A step towards managing production and distribution of replacement air bag inflators.
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.5M trucks to fix air bag issues
All are from the 2012 through 2014 model years, mainly North America.
NHTSA opens investigation into 2008 Honda Accord
Nineteen consumer complaints the air bags didn’t inflate in crashes.
NHTSA investigates VW air bags after SUV crash
Takata air inflator in a 2015 Tiguan ruptures in deer collision.
New Honda chief vows to improve product development, communication
The Japanese automaker is suffering from major brand image problems, partly because of the Takata air bag scandal.
Takata may have placed profits over safety: Senators
Senate Commerce Committee cites e-mails showing global audits halted for financial reasons from 2009 to 2011.
Questions and answers about Takata’s massive air bag recall
Number of vehicles recalled jumps to 34 million – the largest vehicle recall in US history.
Takata to declare 33.8M air bags defective
Marks the largest auto recall in US history.
More Honda recalls for Takata air bag inflators
Also recalled 47,800 Acura and other models for a defect in the radar system.
Honda’s profit drops on air bag recall woes
…Despite strong sales in Asia, perks of weak yen.
Virginia rocket science firm to investigate exploding Takata air bags
Orbital ATK makes rocket propulsion systems, small arms ammunition, warhead fuses and missile controls.
US orders Takata to preserve air bag parts for investigations
Daily fines of $14,000 for failing to cooperate with government investigations have grown to $84,000.
Honda president stepping down amid air bag scandal
Unexpected decision follows massive recalls by the Japanese automaker of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp.